Portland St. 83, Pepperdine 81
Paul Guede connected on a deep 3-pointer with 5 seconds
remaining to give Portland State an 83-81 win over Pepperdine in
the season opener Friday night.
Melvin Jones led Portland State with 23 points and was among
five Vikings in double figures. Chris Harriel added 16 points and
Chehales Tapscott scored 15 points.
Keion Bell paced Pepperdine with 22 points, while Corbin Moore
chipped in 12 points.
PSU closed an 11-point deficit to within one point at 60-59 with
11:25 left to play.
The Waves grabbed the lead back at 81-80 with 15 seconds to play
on a 3-pointer by Jonathan Dupre’. The Vikings scrambled on their
final possession, but got the ball in the right corner to Guede,
who hit the game winner. Pepperdine could not covert a final-second
Portland State shot 42 percent from the field while Pepperdine
connected on 52 percent of its shots from the floor.